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By Karenh2009 | Friday, July 30, 2010, 17:27


wanting to make waves this summer can take advantage of fantastic new offers at

Chorley’s leisure centres.



Chorley Council-owned pools at All Seasons Leisure Centre and Brinscall Baths

will be offering brand new deals to replace free swimming for children and

older people, which ends on July 31.



Peter Goldsworthy, Leader of Chorley Council, said: “Although free swimming was

popular in Chorley, all the evidence suggests it had been taken up by people

who were already swimming and it wasn’t attracting lots of people to take up

the sport.



encourage these people to continue swimming and keeping themselves fit and

healthy our leisure centres will offer some fantastic new deals.



5s will still be able to swim for free and people aged 60+ will be able to swim

for just £1 per session through the Passport to Leisure scheme.”



new offers put together by Active Nation, who run the centres on behalf of

Chorley Council, include:


  • Junior

    membership for the gym and unlimited swimming for £15 per month

  • Senior

    membership (people aged 60+) unlimited swimming for £9.99 per month

  • Family

    membership (two adults and up to three children) – unlimited gym, classes,

    swimming and half price sports camps during school holidays for £54 per month



Ratcliffe, Active Nation’s Commercial Manager at Chorley, said: “The new deals

offer great value for money and mean people can enjoy the state of the art

facilities to keep fit.



deals will also encourage people to use the gym or take part in exercise

classes as well as going for a swim



also introducing swimming lesson membership from just £15.99 per month.”


Free swimming, which was launched nationally in 2009 and funded

by the Government, was aimed at getting more people taking part in exercise.


The announcement to remove the funding formed part of the

government’s future spending plans, which aim to reduce the national deficit.


“Not only have we got new deals at our leisure centres we’ll

still be providing free and low cost activities for children and people aged

50+ through our Get Up and Go and Active Generation schemes,” said Councillor Goldsworthy.


“For further information about swimming or activities

at the leisure centres visit www.chorley.gov.uk/leisurecentres.”



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